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RIP ICOs: 2019 Will Be the Year of Enterprise Blockchain Tokens

Ajit Tripathi is a partner at ConsenSys, where he specializes in global financial services business development and corporate venture strategy. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  One year ago, I wrote an article for CoinDesk in which I humbly argued that the price of ether …

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Kraken Received 3 Times More Law Enforcement Requests in 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has revealed that it has received three times more law enforcement requests in 2018 compared to 2017. The overwhelming majority of requesting authorities is in the US.  A Chokepoint for Law Enforcement San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has released an infographic displaying the increasing number of law …

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Trends, Capitalization, Localization, Industries, Success Rate

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Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The ICO market data is provided by ICObench, based upon the projects’ announcements recorded in ICObench database, which includes over 5,100 ICOs since …

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BTT Token Coming Soon | First Step in Supporting Decentralized Internet

On Thursday, January 3rd, BitTorrent, Inc. said that it plans to launch a crypto token, called the BitTorrent token (BTT). While many have done something similar, CEO Justin Sun described the BTT token as having a competitive edge. BTT Token Coming Soon According to Sun, the BTT token is “the …

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2018: When Privacy and Decentralization Collided

Guy Zyskind is the CEO and co-founder of Enigma, a secure computation protocol that integrates with blockchains. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. In 2018, two major long-term trends finally collided in a very public fashion. The first trend was the over-centralization of online platforms. …

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BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of online payments.  Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Setting the Bar Following …

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Founder of Romanian Crypto Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to US on Multiple Allegations

Nistor Vlad Călin, the founder of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux, will be extradited to the United States, local media company Mediafax reports Jan. 4. As Cointelegraph reported in December, Călin was arrested earlier on a warrant from the U.S. for organized crime, money laundering and fraud allegedly conducted through his …

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Stablecoin Issuers May Need Licenses in Texas, Unlike Most Crypto Startups

Stablecoins may qualify as “money” under Texas law, according to updated guidance from the state Department of Banking. A memo published Wednesday by Texas Banking Commissioner Charles Cooper outlines how cryptocurrencies are to be treated under local and federal regulations, in particular adding details of how stablecoins backed by sovereign, …

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Apple Loses Almost As Much As Bitcoin’s Entire Market Cap in One Day

Apple stock (APPL) has seen upwards of $60 billion erased from its valuation, an amount close to Bitcoin’s entire market capitalization, suggesting that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are still in the early stages of mass adoption.  Worst Daily Plunge Since 2013 Apple, one of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, has …

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Circle Executed $24 Billion in OTC Trades in 2018

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The over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk at cryptocurrency finance firm Circle had a notional volume of $24 billion in 2018, according to an official Medium blog post on Jan. 3.   Per the statement, Circle executed 10,000 OTC trades with 600 different counterparties, at $24 billion in volume. As such, the …

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